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By J.A. Konrath

JA Konrath, writer of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrilller sequence (Whiskey bitter, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, soiled Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, Stirred, Rum Runner, final name) bargains a big 180,000 notice selection of sixty-five formerly released brief tales from the mystery, horror, and comedy genres, together with many from his award-winning series.

Stories to make you chortle, scream, flinch, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to delight every kind of Kindle reader, and is a cheap approach to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION by way of JA Konrath
JACK DANIELS AND FRIENDS
On the Rocks - Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery
Whelp sought after - Harry McGlade turns into a dognapper
Street song - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The person who received Away - The Gingerbread Man's final victim
With a Twist - Jack Daniels solves an very unlikely crime
Epitaph - Phineas Troutt avenges a death
Taken to the Cleaners - Harry McGlade goofs off
Body photographs - Jack Daniels at a college shooting
Suffer - Phineas Troutt as a hitman
Overproof - Jack Daniels discovers what's preventing traffic
Bereavement - Phineas Troutt as hitman
Pot Shot - Herb Benedict will get shot at
Last Request - Phineas Troutt meets his match
Planter's Punch - Jack Daniels meets Tom Schreck's Duffy Domborwski
Truck cease - Jack Daniels meets Taylor from AFRAID and Donaldson from SERIAL

CRIME STORIES

The great men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfortable genre
Cleansing - against the law of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - resolve it yourself
Perfect Plan - remedy it yourself
Piece of Cake - remedy it yourself
Animal charm - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - tips to care for spammers
Blaine's Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - bad noir

HORROR STORIES
Finicky Eater - nuclear holocaust and cannibals
The Screaming - Van Helsing lives
Mr. Pull Ups - physique amendment horror
The Shed - a few losers locate the door to hell
Them's sturdy Eats - rednecks vs. aliens
First Time - a young coming of age story
Forgiveness - the genesis of evil
Redux - ghost tale noir
The Bag - what is within the bag?
Careful, He Bites - lyncanthrope flash fiction
Symbios - sci-fi horror
A topic of style - zombie flash fiction
Embrace - gothic fiction
Trailer Sucks - gross out gore
Markey - mental horror
Punishment Room - bad suspense
Shapeshifter's nameless - humorous paranormal
SERIAL - with Blake Crouch
Dear Diary - a dip into madness
The Eagle - early horror
A Sound of Blunder - with F. Paul Wilson

FUNNY STUFF
Light Drizzle - parody of hitman stories
Mr. Spaceman - technological know-how fiction satire
Don't Press That Button! - essay on James Bond
Piranha Pool - comedy approximately writing
Well Balanced Meal - gross out humor
A Newbie's advisor to Thrillerfest - essay on writing conventions
Inspector Oxnard - parody of mysteries
Appalachian Lullaby - radioactive monkeys
One evening in basic terms - funny story
An Archaeologist's tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum vehicle particularly Get automobile assurance? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to move - humor column approximately overall healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 large shorts

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I took it. ” She handed them over. Wint-O-Green. ” She turned to leave the alley, and a thought occurred to me. “Ms. Cummings! ” She glanced over her shoulder and nodded vigorously. “That’s the point. The day Vincent said he brought the dog to my house, I wasn’t home. ” Vincent Thorpe was waiting for me when I got back to my office. He carefully scanned the floor before approaching my desk. “That’s not Marcus! ” Thorpe leaned in closer, raised an eyebrow. ” I wrote, “I hate him” on my notepad. “Look, Mr.

You took the wrong dog, Mr. McGlade. ” “It’s an honest mistake, Mr. Thorpe. ” “No, not anyone, Mr. McGlade. Most semi-literate adults know the difference between boys and girls. ” “Ease up, Thorpe. ” Thorpe removed his sock, and I wracked my brain to figure out how this could be salvaged. “Any chance you want to keep this dog instead? ” “Bitch, Mr. McGlade. ” “I want Marcus. ” I thought. Julia had her nose in the garbage can, sniffing Thorpe’s sock. If I could only switch dogs somehow. That was it.

He shook his head. I snatched a fry, bloating be damned. “I’ve, um, raised Marcus since he was a pup. He has one of the best pedigrees in the sport. ” “Another Shar-pei. Came from the same littler as Marcus, owned by a man named Glen Ricketts. Magnificent dog. ” “Hold on, a second. ” I pulled out my notepad and a pencil. ” “Another breeder named Abigail Cummings. She borrowed Marcus to service her Shar-pei, Julia. ” I jotted this down. My fingers made a grease spot on the page. ” “Yes. They searched her house, but didn’t find Marcus.

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